Jack Whitten. Kappa I. 1976

Jack Whitten Kappa I 1976

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After a period in which he focused on emotionally expressive painting, Whitten made a conscious decision to “start experimenting with the possibilities of paint without imposing the added burden of psychological implications.” The result is a series of paintings he calls Energy Fields. His process includes the manipulation of paint with a variety of tools, from Afro combs to squeegees to rakes and brooms. He has described his goal as “defining a new spatial perception.”

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Acrylic and methyl cellulose on canvas
6' 4" x 64" (193 x 162.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Levine
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© 2020 Jack Whitten
Painting and Sculpture

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